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Thomas Hardy[1]

Male Abt 1605 - 1677  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Thomas Hardy 
    Born Abt 1605  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jan 1677  Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I712  Schuerman-Wood-Worden
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2015 

    Family Ann,   d. 1 May 1689, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1635  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    _STAT MARRIED 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Hardy,   b. Abt 1635,   d. 6 Feb 1715/1716, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     2. Sarah Hardy,   d. 19 Sep 1684, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Hardy,   b. Abt 1643, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1726, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     4. Mary Hardy,   b. 1639, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1713  (Age > 75 years)
     5. John Hardy,   b. Abt 1647,   d. 4 Feb 1714/1715, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     6. Jacob Hardy,   b. Abt 1648,   d. 2 Apr 1706, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     7. William Hardy,   b. Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ordway Ancestry: came with Winthrop's company, one of the first 12 men who made the settlement at Ipswich ("Agwam") in 1633.

      Wood-Wiggan Genealogy, vol 2, film 0599465, p. 142
      Hardy line, Compiled by David Hoyt
      (432.) 1. Thomas Hardy of Boston, Ipswich, Rowley, and Bradford (in his will he is given as of "Merrimack near Haverhill").
      Merrimack was set off from Rowley, and made a distinct township in 1668, name changed to Bradford in 1672. Most members of this family seem to have lived in the eastern part of Bradford, which was constituted a distinct "precinct," or parish, with a second church; in 1726 and 7, and incorporated as the town of Groveland in 1850. He was born about 1605, married Ann ---- who was living in 1670. He went with John Winthrop Jr., from Boston in 1633, to begin a plantation at "Agwam"; and was therefore, one of the first settlers of Ipswich, his name appearing several times on the first book of records.

      He removed to Rowley about 1653, and to Bradford about 1663. He died Jan 4, 1677/8 in Bradford; will Dec 12, 1677; proved Mar 26, 1678; wife mentioned, no name given [see GMB, Probate Records of Essex Co. 1635-1681, case #12405, inventory EPR 3:217, will also in Ordway Ancestry]. "Anah, widow of Thomas Hardy" was "received by confession" to the Bradford Church, Nov 10, 1682.
      Children----
      1. Thomas, born about 1635, married Mercy Tenney
      2. Sarah, b, ----, married July 1661, at Haverhill, William Hutchins of Bradford. Several children on Haverhill and Bradford records, b. 1662-1682. She died Sept. 19, 1684 at Bradford.
      3. Mary, b. --- m. about 1665, Samuel Currier, son of Richard of Salisbury, Mass.
      4. Joseph, Corporal, born about 1642d, died Jan 11, 1726/7, in Bradford. He was Joseph Sr. after 1695; resided in Bradford and is frequently mentioned in deeds. There is no record of wife or children, and he gave his property in 1723 to his brother Jacob's children, especially Joseph, reserving use for himself till his death.
      5. William, b. ---- , married May 3, 1678, Ruth Tenney, (2nd) Sarah ----.
      6. John, b. about 1646, m. (1st) Apr 2, 1667, Mary Jackman who died Dec 2, 1689; m (2nd) Mary (Smith) Burbank, widow of Caleb Burbank;
      7. Jacob, b. about 1649, m. Lydia Eaton.

      "Anah," widow of Thos. Hardy" was "received by confession" to the Bradford church, Nov. 14, 1682.

      See The Great Migration Begins, v. 2, p. 858. This source references Ordway Anc. 280-88, by Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn.

      GMB: Ferry operator at Bradford [Bradford T.R. 1:4]. Bradford surveyor of highways, 1669 [Ibid.].

      Some sources show him as brother of John Hardy of Salem. The Great Migration Begins: "no connections are seen."

      GMB: "Although several early writers believed Thomas had a first wife named Lydia, there is evidence only for wife Ann."

      LDS files show his father as Thomas Hardy, d. Malcomb Regis, England [which I am unable to find] but I am unable to find evidence for that.

  • Sources 
    1. [S37] Ancestry of S. B. Ordway, Smith, Dean Crawford, (Boston, 1990), oCS71.066., pp. 281ff.

    2. [S98] Great Migration Begins, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 3 vols), oF7.G74, open shelves., p. 859.
      Based on age given in codicil to will.

    3. [S35] Bradford, MA VR.

    4. [S98] Great Migration Begins, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 3 vols), oF7.G74, open shelves., pp. 858-61.

    5. [S98] Great Migration Begins, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 3 vols), oF7.G74, open shelves., V. 2, p. 859.